Steve Scalise, the GOP Majority Whip in the House of Representatives was shot on Wednesday during a practice for the charity baseball game between the Republicans and the Democrats. The assailant was a 66 year old loser out of Belleville, Illinois named James Hodgkinson, who was fatally shot by members of the Capitol Police who were in attendance at the practice. Others were injured as well in the melee that occurred basically because Hodgkinson, who was a Bernie Sanders disciple, thought that Donald Trump and the Republicans need to be taken down.
I will say that possibly there is one good thing that seems to have come from this. After the shooting, both sides, Republican and Democrat seemed, for the moment at least, to come together. They both wanted to let America know that this wasn’t the way it should happen. Maybe, just maybe, both sides will tamp down the rhetoric and get back to politics. The hate-filled anti-Trump speeches that have occurred over the past six months need to stop, and it’s certainly not the GOP doing the hating here. The question is, will it actually matter, or have we already gone over the edge?
That’s the question that remains today. If history is any indication of what will happen, we’ve already gone over the edge and the democracy is actually in a slide that will end in either a revolution of sorts, or a complete collapse of the government and the need to be taken over by Canada. However, maybe, just maybe, these two sides can see this as something that has shoved the country too far. Maybe we haven’t gone over the abyss just yet. Maybe we can pull back the Chuck Schumer/Nancy Pelosi hate speeches that have permeated the media from the beginning of this presidency. Maybe the left wing, hate-filled media can actually pull back their over-the-top personal thoughts and feelings they have about anybody that is right of Sanders. And maybe, just maybe, politics can get back to normal.
There has been a lot of comparing of what happened on Wednesday to the Gabby Giffords shooting in Tucson a few years back. Of course, back then, the call for strict gun control from the left was almost immediate. That and the cry that it was those dastardly Republicans that were out to gun down members of congress. Of course, when it was learned that the guy was just a nut case, and didn’t have a political thought in his head, and had actually been more liberal than conservative, that talk was tamped down. Here, the guy was obviously a left-wing looney. But again, isn’t it time to put the comparisons aside and actually get down to work? I’ve been screaming about this for two months now. We need to forget the cry baby crap we’re getting from the left and from the media, and fix the country. If the libs don’t feel we are doing it the right way, there’s a simple solution. Come up with a better idea that is agreed to by all, and let’s do it. But that’s not what they do. They obstruct, they obfuscate, and they cry.
When the left (as the right did during the Obama administration) gets it through their head they are the ones causing this problem, then and only then we can move forward. Until then, slippery slope, here we come!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!